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All About the Power Play Feature in the US Powerball

Australia's Powerball lottery game is similar in many ways to the original American version of the game. In both games you select main numbers which are drawn from one drum, and one additional number, called the Powerball, which is drawn from a separate drum. But along with a bigger guess range, the US Powerball has one feature that Australian Powerball doesn't have, and that is the Power Play option. When you add Power Play to your US Powerball entry* you can increase your non-jackpot prizes by as much as 10 times. Here is how it works.


What Is Power Play?

The Power Play feature is a multiplier available with the US Powerball lottery. For a small additional fee to your ticket, you can use it to give your prizes a sizable boost. If you win any of the secondary prizes in the US Powerball, the Power Play feature can boost them significantly.

Powerball Power Play

Power Play does not apply to the US Powerball jackpot, but it can increase all the other prize divisions in the game. It can double the second division's $1 million and it can boost the others to some mouth-watering amounts. In the table below, you can see just how much you stand to win with this amazing multiplier.

Match No Power Play Power Play x2 Power Play x3 Power Play x4 Power Play x5

5+ PB

Min.
$20 MILLION

Min.
$20 MILLION

Min.
$20 MILLION

Min.
$20 MILLION

Min.
$20 MILLION

5

$1 MILLION

$2 MILLION

$2 MILLION

$2 MILLION

$2 MILLION

4 + PB

$50,000

$100,000

$150,000

$200,000

$250,000

4

$100

$200

$300

$400

$500

3 + PB

$100

$200

$300

$400

$500

3

$7

$14

$21

$28

$35

2 + PB

$7

$14

$21

$28

$35

1 + PB

$4

$8

$12

$16

$20

0 + PB

$4

$8

$12

$16

$20

* $20 million USD is the estimated starting Powerball jackpot. The x10 Power Play is only applicable when the US Powerball jackpot is worth $150 million or less.

How Does US Powerball Power Play Work?

The Power Play multiplier increases the secondary prizes in the US Powerball, as shown in the table above. To get these augmented prizes, you have to match the required Powerball numbers for a secondary prize category. If you do, and you have Power Play on your ticket, then you are in for a fortune.

After the US Powerball officials draw the main numbers and the Powerball, they also draw the Power Play number. The numbers that go into the Power Play barrel are 2, 3, 4, and 5. When the jackpot is $150 million or lower, the number 10 is also added to the barrel. The drawn Power Play number determines the number of times that secondary prizes are increased.

For example, if the Power Play number of the draw is 3 and you’ve been lucky enough to scoop the $50,000 3rd division prize, then the multiplier will up your prize to $150,000. Considering the small investment required for a Power Play entry, this is one feature you should not overlook!

How To Use Power Play When You Play Powerball Online Through theLotter Australia

When you order US Powerball entries through theLotter Australia's lottery courier service, all you have to do is tick the Power Play box in the play grid. This will assure that your US Powerball entry will come with the multiplier. It only takes a second to tick that box, but it could be the difference between $1 million and $2 million, so make sure to power your Powerball play with Power Play!

*theLotter Australia customers are not purchasing lottery tickets or participating in lotteries directly. theLotter Australia uses third-party agents to purchase lottery tickets; customers are purchasing for the opportunity to receive monies equivalent to prize winnings.